25 Best Superhero Television Shows Of All Time

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11. The Flash (The CW) 

The Flash suffers from the same problem as many shows on this list that after its first season the quality dipped by a lot. In its freshman run, The Flash was a jovial adaptation of the comics that easily embraced the nerdiness and fun of its premise.

Led by an incredibly likable Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, it was easy to root for the scarlet speedster to succeed. Flanked by tech genius Cisco (Carlos Valdes), and talented doctor Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker), The Flash tries to fight crime in Central City.

After the villainous Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanaugh) creates a particle accelerator explosion which turns residents of the city into “metahumans” or super-powered criminals, Barry is forced to fight crime as a superhero and as a forensic investigator for the CCPD.

At the police station, he is helped by his foster father, Detective Joe West (Jesse L. Martin), who raised him since his mother was murdered and his father was arrested for the crime. While trying to acquit his father, stop crimes, and maintain a normal wife, Barry is also attempting to woo his best friend/sort of foster sister (it’s best not to think about that too much) Iris West (Candice Patton) who is a reporter with a big crush on the scarlet speedster.

Season two and three are massive steps back for The Flash where the show spirals into dark convoluted story-telling. However season one reminds fans that superhero shows are supposed to be fun and is one which will cement the show in history.